(Pardon the photography, taken in dimly lit basement with iphone3)
To celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary, my parents took their love of wine (and each other… aww) to Napa Valley, CA. Definitely a place on my list of things to do as well – 7 years later they still talk about their trip and different wineries they visited and the food. And of course, best part which we get to reap the benefits from – shipments of wine from their favorite wineries –Biale, Vincent Arroyo, Chapellet, Kosta Browne and Pride. So Easter Sunday morning while all the other kiddos got to search for lame eggs, my dad allowed me to “shop” his collection, I was a little more than thrilled.
Of course there were the “that’s my favorite, don’t take it”, “don’t even think about it” and “oh yeah, that’d be a good one for you, we have lots more ,“ but definitely came back with a nice little sampling (except Pride – they aren’t giving up those, but we do have a bottle my parents gave us for our engagement waiting for our anniversary to pop open.)
(PS the Easter bunny also brought Brian a nice surprise, the “OHIO Microbrew sampler” featuring beers from Great Lakes, Thirsty Dog, Buckeye Brewing , Cellar Rat, Fat Heads and more, they’ll be sure to get some face time as well)